CITE completes evaluation of water test kits in India

Study of water test kits used in Gujarat, India, assesses suitability, scalability, and sustainability.

How do you know your water is clean and safe to drink? Whether you live in Flint, Michigan, or a half a world away in northwest India, many families don’t have a good answer to this question.

Student Research: Water Crisis in Brazil

In her MCP thesis, "Fluid Dynamics: Politics and Social Struggle in São Paulo's Water Crisis (2014–2015)," Isadora Araujo Cruxen (MCP 2016) used social movement theory to make sense of -- and learn from -- the 2013 drought and ensuing water crisis in Brazil's largest city, São Paulo.

DUSP in Nature Climate Change: a serious game

In order to effectively adapt to climate change, public officials and other stakeholders need to rapidly enhance their understanding of local risks and their ability to collaboratively and adaptively respond to them.

Professor Judith Tendler

We are saddened to report the news that Professor Emerita Judith Tendler passed away on July 25, 2016.

Judith Tendler was a development economist with an institutional bent. Starting in 1984, she served as Professor of Political Economy in the International Development Group of the Department of Urban Studies & Planning at MIT.

Assessing health impacts of policies and plans

New class offers urban planners tools to explore the intersection of city planning and public health.

STL Lab Lecture on "Ghost Cities: the Role of Citizens and the Government"

This past semester, Dr. Max Woodworth visited DUSP's STL Lab to deliver a lecture entitled “Ghost Cities: the Role of Citizens and the Government.”

DUSP, CRE, and STL Lab award $1.1 million in second round of faculty research funding

The Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab (STL Lab), in conjunction with the Center for Real Estate (CRE) and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), has announced its second round of faculty research grants, awarding $1.1 million to nine MIT researchers and their teams.

Named after alumnus and global real estate developer Samuel Tak Lee ’62, SM ’64, the STL Lab promotes social responsibility among entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the real estate profession worldwide, with a particular focus on China.

“Beijing Studio” celebrates 30 years

This winter, China released its 13th “Five-Year Plan,” a socioeconomic blueprint for designing the country’s future. Alongside measures to improve per capita income, life expectancy, air and water quality, innovation, and other initiatives to build a healthier and more prosperous society, the plan also calls for “new-type urbanization.”